Switching from the Master to the Mistress: A Women’s Guide to Powering Up the Home


Focussing on publications written by the first professional women decorators in nineteenth century Britain, Harrison Moore describes how these innovative materials allowed women to gain agency within the home by mastering electricity and technology. But with the convenience of new appliances and the empowerment of decision-making came new challenges, such as adhering to socially and culturally constructed concepts of taste.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/9067